Joy is from Gango, Ozamiz City. She is 43 years old. Joy is married and has two children. To make a living, she provides school services in the local community. She has been in her business for 5 years and earns 30,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Joy joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase school supplies such as paper, chalk, etc. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.